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Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


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  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 04/11/1971


  • Local Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Planning Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish: Kirkmabreck

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NX 51472 53288
  • Coordinates: 251472, 553288


Robert Adam, architect, built 1787-8 for Sir Samuel Hannay, reconstructed internally after fire. Symmetrical classical country house. Polished grey granite. 2 storeys and attic with single storey blocks linking 2-storey pavilions, all over rusticated basement some windows blocked. N ENTRANCE: elevation: central block 3-bay with shallow advanced end bays, boldly projecting Doric columned porch tocentre with balustraded parapet, paired monolithic granite Doric columns, double-leaf door with flanking sidelights. Heraldic plaque flanking door to right. Tripartite windows to centre bay. Outer bays with single light windows, to ground in recessed round-arched panels. Band course over ground and to 1st and 2nd cills, mutule eaves cornice. Single storey flat-roofed wings, 3-bay with single light windows. Balustraded parapet. End pavilions with tripartite windows, band course to ground and st cills. S GARDEN elevation: central block with full-height projecting canted centre 3-window bay, ground and 1st windows architraved. Splayed flight of steps with plain cast-iron balusters to centre at ground, consoled pedimented glazed doors flanked by corniced windows. To outer bays ground floor windows in arched recessed panels with consoled pediments. Outer and central windows corniced to 1st floor. Pavilions and low wings as above. To flanks of centre block Venetian windows at ground. blind tripartites to pavilion flanks. All sash and case windows, square and small-pane glazing. Piended slate roofs to individual blocks, tall corniced axial stacks. Panelled doors.

INTERIOR: not seen (1989). Flatted

SUNDIAL granite shaft with crude base supporting square block dial gnomon sited to S of house.

Statement of Special Interest

Group with Item Nos 34, 35 and 37. Central section gutted by fire circa 1907.



NMRS. Colvin Biographical Dictionary NSA vol IV (1844) p334.

About Designations

Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. For information about curtilage see Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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